Friday, April 23, 2010

Dan Pallotta author of "Uncharitable" to keynote ReVisioning Value Conference

ReVV 2010 to showcase Leaders on Impact Investing and Social Innovation April 26-27 2010
PORTLAND, OR - “Want to make a million selling violent video games to kids? Go for it. Want to make a million helping cure kids of cancer? You’re labeled a parasite. We allow people to make huge profits doing any number of things that will hurt the poor, but we want to crucify anyone who wants to make money helping them.” asserts Dan Pallotta, nonprofit leader, business owner and author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential.

Mr. Pallotta will be featured as Keynote Speaker at Springboard Innovation’s April 26th conference ReVisioning Value 2010 (ReVV 2010): A Conference at the intersection of Purpose and Profit in Portland, Oregon. The conference, to be held at Portland’s Gerding Theater at the Armory in the Pearl District, brings together leaders from the varied fields of impact investing and social innovation to share how new models for both are increasing the flow of capital to the creation of a more just and sustainable world. The one-day conference is followed by a day of hands-on workshops and strategic action roundtables designed to help participants apply the ideas offered at the conference to their own organizations as well as create real tools and strategies.

Mr. Pallotta will be joined by other esteemed global speakers and panelists that include: Tamzin Ractliffe, Founder of the South Africa Social Innovation Exchange (SASIX) and Leader of GSIX Global Social Innovation Exchange; Alex Counts, President and CEO of Grameen Foundation; and Don Shaffer, President and CEO of RSF Social Finance. For a complete list of speakers, please visit the ReVisioning Value Website at
Dan Pallotta is a leading expert on innovation in the nonprofit sector and a pioneering social entrepreneur. He is the founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, the company that invented the multi-day AIDSRides. TeamWorks has fundamentally changed the paradigm for civic engagement in and fundraising for important social causes. It brought the practice of four-figure philanthropy within the reach of average citizens who had never raised money for charity before in their lives. The concepts and methods of TeamWorks are employed today by dozens of charities on a variety of events throughout the world.

Mr. Pallotta’s book, Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential, from Tufts University Press, is a number one bestseller in the charity category on Amazon. It was nominated for the McAdam Book Award, and has been reviewed and acclaimed by the New York Times, The Economist, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, among others. Mr. Pallotta is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review online where he writes about transforming the nonprofit paradigm.

Join the conversation and be a part of the solution on Monday, April 26th, 2010 from 8:30am-7:00pm at Portland’s Gerding Theater at the Armory in the Pearl District. Discuss the latest trends, learn from change agents on the front lines of successful social programs and collaborate on building organizational and funding structures that are paving the way for a more sustainable future. Very Early Bird Registration until February 1st, 2010. Register online at or call 503.226.2377. Special discounted rates for non-profits, community partners and students to attend.
About Springboard Innovation:
Springboard Innovation enables ordinary community members to launch innovative and sustainable solutions to our most pressing challenges. We help individuals launch social enterprises through idea generation for grassroots social change; we educate them to build venture capacity; and we assist them with resources, tools, networking, and funding support, all within a comprehensive model for engaging citizens in grassroots change.
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